Liga Deportiva Universitaria (Quito)
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|Full name||Liga Deportiva Universitaria|
|Founded||January 13th, 1930|
|Ground||Estadio La Casa Blanca|
Universitaria (Casa Blanca)
|Chairman||Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg Esteban Santos|
|Manager||Image:Flag of Argentina.svg Edgardo Bauza|
|League||Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol|
|2006-07||2006 tournament, 8th|
The team is usually referred to as Liga de Quito to tell it apart from other Ecuadorian teams which also bear the name Liga Deportiva Universitaria, like Liga Deportiva Universitaria from Portoviejo and Liga Deportiva Universitaria from Loja.
Decades ago, the team played in a small, no longer existing stadium called Estadio del Arbolito. The stadium's name came from a small tree (arbolito) that was near the playing field. Later, they moved to the Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, which they shared with Club Deportivo El Nacional, Sociedad Deportivo Quito and Club Deportivo ESPOLI. In 1997, they inaugurated their own stadium in the parish of Cotocollao farther north in Quito. The stadium is called La casa Blanca (white house) because white is the main color of the team's uniform.
LDU is currently considered the strongest Ecuadorean club team. They have been been in the Copa Libertadores and in the Copa Nissan sudamericana every year since 2004, where they have won against teams such as Santos, Sao Paulo, River Plate, Boca Juniors, etc...
Copas Libertadores: (11 Participations) 1970, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1991, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006. Best tournament: 4º in 1976 (semifinal)
Copa Sudamericana: (4 Participations) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006. Best tournament: 3º in 2004 Semifinals
They were qualified by Fox sports Latin America as being one of the best South American teams. Their stadium, "La Casa Blanca" is one of the most modern stadiums in Latin America.
 Current first team squad
 External links
- Official Site: http://www.ldu.com.ec
- Homepage: http://www.clubldu.com
- Muerte Blanca: http://www.muerteblanca.com
|Campeonato Ecuatoriano de Fútbol 2006||Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg|
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